Category Archives: Polls

Recovering from a food overdose

Thanksgiving and my birthday were great! We traveled to my brothers and had a combination of several different families all join together as one. The food was delicious, seeing everyone was fabulous, and then my baby stole the show by taking his first….and then later his first 14 steps! I’m so proud of the little guy!  We have several videos of the moment and I also have several pictures to sort though. I don’t have time to get to them today but wanted post a beautiful picture I took on Wednesday of the gorgeous flowers we had at my office.

Also I was tagged by Dina at 4 Lettre Words to answer a few questions and then keep the game going  by tagging a few more of my fellow bloggers…So let’s check out the questions and get started:

1. If you could live anywhere what city would you choose? Well without being too boring I actually LOVE the city that I live in. There is so much to do with the kids and it’s a beautiful place all 4 seasons. I, however, have always dreamed of moving to a small northern fishing town-maybe in Maine-and owning a coffee/bookstore. It’ll never happen but I can still dream. 😉

2. What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate cake. No matter how full I am I can never bring myself to pass that up!

3. What is the one thing you hope your boy(s) learn from you? This is a tough one…Hobby wise, I would love for them to be a talented photographer or gardener. Personality wise, my cleanliness.

4. If you could have a celebrity blog follower who would it be? Oh gosh….Um, I think Kelly Ripa…I love her!

Now I will send the following questions to:

Life with the Lyngs
Mallard Cove Mommy
& Loving my Life
1. If you had to eat one thing for dinner every night for a year what would it be?

2. If you were to describe yourself using an animal which one would you be?

3. What is your favorite holiday?

4. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would you choose?

Thanks for playing and reading! See you tomorrow!

Blogging from Bolivia

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Progress on the fall garden

Well the fall garden is making progress. I am however worried about my first little seedlings that I planted.  Keagan described it perfectly earlier, “Mommy, they are looking really sad!” And yes, they are. I had great success with all my seeds for the summer garden though so I’m not giving up hope yet.

I’ve also never been one to “thin” the plants out when they start growing. I just can’t bare to rid of a perfectly good plant. This time around though I’ve discovered that when it said, “place 3-4 seeds in the pod” to Aaron that meant take a pinch full and throw them in the pod so some pods were growing 5-7 little plants in one pod! Oye! So “thinning” is a must this go around.

Broccoli & Cabbage week 3 1/2

My lil’ broccoli pet

And then of course I wanted to share a quick pic of a couple of our new plants. We started the 2nd phase of the garden this past Monday. We planted a couple more broccoli & cabbage (incase those other sad ones don’t make it….) but also some: Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, and Swiss Chard.

 Four of the 2nd phase planted. I think all in all we’ve started 13 plants in the 2nd planting for fall.

One last thing before I wrap this update up…COMPOSTING! It’s been something that Aaron has been nagging me about doing for a year or two. For some reason the thought scares me. Does it stink, is it hard, how long does it take, and what do you even put in it?? These are questions that keep swirling in my head and I would love some opinions. Answer the poll below and then if you do compost tell me how you like it. I’m curious! Is this something I should do or steer far away from this pile of…